If I pull back the curtain
Will my mask then accept the form of mannequins
Perfectly styled and positioned
Only showing the best I can offer?
Will my true self remain hidden in the shadows
With every part of me that is undesirable?
Window dressing is protection
A mask to cover the damage
A curtain that my insecurities and vulnerability hide behind
Only allowing for a mannequin, window dressed to perfection, to be seen
Empty but yearning to draw back the curtain
Afraid and lacking confidence but desperate to take off the mask
Emotional, passionate, caring, driven, affectionate, adventurous
Vulnerability is frightening
And window dressing is protection